This apprenticeship is designed for people who want to train on the job and gain a nationally recognised qualification in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools.
You must enjoy working with children and young adults, be confident in the classroom environment and have sufficient language, literacy and numeracy skills.
During this apprenticeship, you will attend classes at one of our campuses, one day per week, for 12 months.
The main areas of teaching in class include promoting positive behaviour, supporting learning assessment and activities, understanding development and safeguarding of children and young people.
You will put together a portfolio of evidence to show that you are competent at the tasks you do every day, while receiving support from experienced Cornwall College tutors.
Upon successful completion, you will be awarded the following qualification:
- Level 2 in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
With a Level 3 qualification in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools, you could work in a variety of job roles within the education sector, eg. teaching assistant, learning support assistants, special needs, behaviour support coordinators, welfare support, cover supervisors, learning guide/coach or exam invigilation assistant.
In the future, you may be interested in studying further and enrol in an FdA Children and Young Peoples Workforce followed by a CertEd/PGCE, BSc (Hons) Combined Social Science or a BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care. Thereafter, you may find yourself working as a teacher, early years practitioner, early years manager, further education lecturer, adult education tutor, care worker, volunteer, social care worker or SEN teacher.
You enjoy working with children in education and would like to start your career in a school setting supporting the class teacher.
Through a range of interesting topics including child development, health and safety, safeguarding, personal development, communication, equality and diversity and schools as organisations.
To be assessed throughout your course in a variety of ways including practical work, assignments and portfolio. You will also study functional skills or GCSEs in English and mathematics.
The ongoing support, both in college and in your workplace setting.
Employment or studying further and enrol in an FdA Children and Young Peoples Workforce followed by a CertEd/PGCE, or a BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care.
Our professional training meets the latest demands and requirements of early years settings, schools, colleges and universities.
Laetitia Mayne Team Lead - Children, Schools & Families
Laetitia is an experienced teacher and early years practitioner and has worked throughout the children's sector in roles which have included nursery nurse, learning support, and private nanny. She joined the College as a work-based assessor while working towards and gaining a BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Studies. Laetitia's specialist interests are in inclusive practice, multi-agency working and supporting minority groups. She teaches across a range of qualifications, delivering modules on both the Foundation Degree for the Children & Young People's Workforce and Early Childhood Studies. Her research on children's perception of race and the impact of this for childcare settings and practitioners has contributed greatly to a wider understanding of our learners.
Katie-Jane Goodman ChildcareKatie-Jane studied Childcare at Duchy College and is now a primary school teacher at St Stephens Academy.
“I’d read about the College’s reputation on its website and was very happy with my findings. The tutors were very supportive and friendly, and the whole college seemed to have a friendly orientated feel about it”
*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility.